Touchstone Gallery Presents

October 3-November 2, 2014

Encore Reception: Thursday, October 30 6-8:30pm
Floral arrangements by Bloompop

GALLERY A All Member Show

GALLERY B "Raw & Pure" by Georgia Nassikas

Encaustic Paintings with beeswax, carbon, graphite, pigment on birch board.
In this exhibit of recent works, Georgia Nassikas uses carbon, graphite, beeswax and pigments from nature to create striking large-scale paintings with philosophically charged themes of sustainability, balance and imperiled beauty. PRESS RELEASE

GALLERY C "NEARdistance" by Gale Wallar

 A solo exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings. Mythical and real landscapes paintings, drawings and prints that embrace the philosophy of “coming-into-the nearness of distance.” The work conveys the reality of visible distance that does not disappear beyond a horizon line, but, upon closer inspection, reveals nearness and immediacy. PRESS RELEASE



Preview: November 5-6, 11am-6pm 
November 7-30, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, November 7, 6-8:30pm
Third Thursday: Thursday, November 20, 6-8:30pm

FESTIVE ART ORNAMENTS at Touchstone Gallery

On display and for sale starting November 7, 2014 . Spruce up for the holidays with unique ornaments made by Touchstone Artists.  Just plain beautiful or wild and crazy, these distinctive small art pieces are perfect for gift-giving and decorating during the holidays. Portion of the proceeds will go to Potomac ConservancyPRESS RELEASE

 GALLERY A The Observant Eye 

See the world interpreted through each Touchstone member artist's eyes.  Attentive and sharp-eyed they express their vision in photography as well as other media: painting, sculpture, ceramics, collage, and drawing. 

GALLERY B Best of Both Styles 3D Collage by David Alfuth

An exhibition of works on paper of various textures, patterns, and shapes combined with the element of depth. PRESS RELEASE

GALLERY C Photography@Touchstone - FotoWeek DC 
Harvey Kupferberg, Mike Lang, Cathy Leaycraft, Rosemary Luckett, Pete McCutchen, Newton More, Mary D. Ott

Surfaces, Masks and Simulations. Touchstone photographers explore a multilayered world where texture, color, and shape reveal or hide realities taken for granted.  PRESS RELEASE


For price list and more information please contact: Ksenia Grishkova, Director, 
at 202-347-2787 or email at

Touchstone Gallery is available for special events rental for cocktail parties, fundraisers, meet-and-greets, happenings and life celebrations. Featuring a bright, sleek space, with rotating art exhibits by member artists. Convenient to public transportation and parking. MORE